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Native Diver Handicap

The Native Diver Handicap is an American Grade III stakes race for Thoroughbred race horses run in early December at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Set at a distance of 9 furlongs (one and one eighth mile] it’s open to horses three-years-old and up and offers a purse of $100,000 added.

Begun in 1978, the Native Diver is in its 32nd running in 2010.

The race is named for one of the great sprinters and certainly one of California’s most beloved horses, Native Diver, who ranks no. 60 in Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century.

In the 2008 edition, Slew's Tizzy set a new Hollywood Park track record for 1 1/8 miles with a winning time of 1:46.78. [1]

Past winners

  • 2006 – Saint Stephen (6)
  • 2004 – Truly a Judge (6) (Martin Pedroza)
  • 1998 – Puerto Madero (4)
  • 1997 - Refinado Tom (Gary Stevens)
  • 1993 – Slew of Damascus (Corey Nakatani)
  • 1991 – Twilight Agenda (Chris McCarron)
  • 1990 – Warcraft (3) (Chris McCarron) (Pleasant Tap placed by a nose.)

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